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Brad Marchand Hart Odds Should be a Good Bet This Year

Left winger, Brad Marchand, is the Boston Bruins clear favorite to take the Hart Memorial Trophy, which goes to the most valuable player in the league. Marchand had a career best 100 points last season, which ranked fourth in the NHL and was 19 points higher than right winger teammate David Pastrnak. Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov won the Hart trophy last season, totalling 128 points—best in the league. Marchand would need to have another special season in order to take home the Hart trophy. If the stars line-up, Marchand peaks at the ripe age of 32, bringing home to Boston a Stanley Cup and Hart Memorial Trophy. His 2018-19 totals were 15 points higher than his previous two seasons (85 points).

Patrice Bergeron Selke Odds Are Always A Smart Play

The Frank J. Selke Trophy goes to the best defensive forward. Last year it was a clean sweep for St. Louis Blues center, Ryan O’Reilly who took home the Selke in addition to the Cup. O’Reilly could very well repeat, but Bergeron is a man who has won this award four times and there is nothing to say why he cannot win it a fifth. With that being said, Bergeron is 34 and durability has been an issue the last couple of seasons; although he has endured a myriad of injuries that would leave Andrew Luck shaking his head, Beregeron is the best bet for the Selke when he is healthy. Last year it was a three man race between Bergeron, O’Reilly and Golden Knights winger Mark Stone; expect more of the same this season between three of the best defensive forwards in the NHL.

David Pastrnak Hart Trophy Winner Odds and Outlook

At 23-years old, Pastrnak may be a bit raw to safely bet him a winner for the NHL 2019-20 Hart Trophy. Pastrnak has improved dramatically along with his team the past couple seasons, and there’s a chance the uber-talented winger takes his game to the next level this season. He managed to tack on 81 points last season, one point higher than the year before despite playing 16 fewer games. He is going to be a reason the Bruins make it back to the playoffs, and if stays healthy and has a breakout season he is sure to find himself in the top ten talk for Hart Trophy winner. So once the odds are posted, if you are in the mood for what might be a longer shot, you cold do worse than laying down some money on the Bruins young horse.

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